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1. Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd.’s Goal and Vision for Agriculture in Nigeria

Peter McAlpine, Marketing Manager of Artemis & Angel Co. Ltd. (centre) with Dennis Obeto, Chairman and CEO of Salad Greenhouse Ltd. (left), and Aliyu Ibrahim, one of the Trainers at Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. (right).

Peter McAlpine, Marketing Manager of Artemis & Angel Co. Ltd. (centre) with Dennis Obeto, Chairman and CEO of Salad Greenhouse Ltd. (left), and Manir Isa Jada, one of the Trainers at Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. (right).

Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. continues tirelessly to carry out field tests in various states; to hold presentations for farmers and farmer representatives about the benefits of using Salad Green Bio-Plant and Salad Green Pro-Plant; and to meet with state government agriculture officials in order to make known to them the benefits of changing to 100% organic agriculture with Salad Green Bio-Plant and Salad Green Pro-Plant and to propose 100% agriculture projects. The response from state government officials to Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd.’s project proposals to make 100% organic agriculture widespread in their states has been most welcoming.  

During the sensitisation trip in the first half of December 2017 in Katsina, Kaduna, Niger, and Kogi states the response from the farmers was generally a mixture of relief and delight that there is now an effective alternative to chemical agriculture. Many farmers expressed despair about the poor condition of their soil, and about the deleterious effects of farming with chemicals. Some commented that this had caused youth in their communities to leave the countryside and to seek employment in the towns and cities. 

The soil in Nigeria is in very poor condition. Food security can only be ensured by restoring the microbial life and fertility of the soil. It is pointless to carry on piling on Urea and NPK (now up to 15 bags per hectare!), which acidify the soil and kill the microbial life. This weakens the immune system of the plants; attracts insect pests to the crops; and causes disease. To fight the pests and disease resulting from the lack of microbial life in the soil, farmers use a massive amount of carcinogenic chemical sprays, which kill the soil’s microbial life and reinforce the unfortunate cycle. It is no coincidence that cancer is increasing alarmingly in Nigeria. 

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria walking on his land in his hometown in Daura, Katsina state. The soil is clearly seriously depleted, like in many states.

The future of agriculture in Nigeria is most definitely a shift to 100% organic farming and the decline of chemical agriculture, which can no longer ensure food security at the family, state, or national levels. The detrimental effects of chemical agriculture for the environment, the economy of the country; the fertility of the soil, and the well-being and health of the farmers and citizens of Nigeria, are clearly visible and will only worsen over coming years. 

Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. hopes to make more and more partnerships with companies, agriculture inputs producers and suppliers, agriculture organisations, farming and crop associations, and state governments, which share the company’s vision of food security by means of healthy, chemical-free, and sustainable agriculture. They can be contacted through their website at www.saladgreenhouseworldwide.com/

2. Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. is Promoting Agriculture Youth Programmes in Nigeria

Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd., in partnership with the YPAED Cooperative Society, is promoting youth in agriculture by introducing numerous programs that encourages youth participation in the Agricultural Sector.

Salad Greenhouse and the YPAED team at the 52 Ht. farm in FCT Abuja.

Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd, the YPAED Cooperative society, and its partners are inviting the youth and women of Nigeria to participate in its project program tagged “1,000,000 Youths in Commercial Organic Agriculture in Nigeria” (1m Y-CAN) and “Grassroots Organic Agriculture Technology Initiative” (GOATi).

For further information, please go to this link:

The Youth Programmes

3. Project to Train 2,040 Women in Katsina State, Nigeria, How to Make Rich Compost

Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. will soon start a 4-month project to assist the economic, environmental, and food security needs of Katsina State, Nigeria, by training 2,040 women in 34 local government areas how to make very rich compost with Bio-Plant; not just for their own gardens and farms, but also for sale.

Food security cannot be achieved in Katsina State or throughout Nigeria until the soil’s microbial life and fertility have been restored through the use of rich, 100% organic compost.

The goal is to replicate the project around Nigeria so that the  soil’s fertility can be restored, and the country can become a model of 100% organic agriculture for other African countries to follow.

We provide a Credit Fund of US$125 million over 5 years in the form of the bio-fertilisers at 0% interest with no price increase to help governments in Africa, which wish to become a model on the African continent in 100% organic agriculture.

The Women Will be Trained to Make Rich Compost Like This.

The Compost Will Transform the Soil to Become Like This Rich Soil.

Poor soil will then become a thing of the past.

4.  Meeting with Senator Clifford Odia Representing Esan Central Senatorial District of Edo State on 11th December 2017

Dennis Obeto, Chairman and CEO of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. (right) Senator Clifford Odia (left).

Dennis Obeto, Chairman and CEO of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. met Senator Clifford Odia who represents Esan Central Senatorial District of Edo State to discuss ways in which 100% agriculture using the bio-fertilisers, Salad Green Bio-Plant and Salad Green Pro-Plant, could be incorporated into the Senator’s development plans for Edo State.  

The Senator saw clearly the benefits of how 100% organic farming with the bio-fertilisers would benefit his constituents by providing jobs for unemployed youth; by providing opportunities for entrepreneurial activities at the family and village levels; by restoring the fertility of the soil, which had suffered from years of chemical agriculture; by improving public health; and by protecting the environment. 

5.  Meeting with Senator Mao Ohuabunwa Representing Abia North Senatorial District on 10th December 2017

Dennis Obeto, Chairman and CEO of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. (right) and Okey Ogba of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. (left) with Senator Mao Ohuabunwa (centre).

Dennis Obeto, Chairman and CEO of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. and Okey Ogba of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. met Senator Mao Ohuabunwa who represents the Senatorial District of Abia North to discuss ways in which 100% agriculture using the bio-fertilisers, Salad Green Bio-Plant and Salad Green Pro-Plant, could be incorporated into the Senator’s development plans for Abia North.  

The discussion touched on how 100% organic farming with the bio-fertilisers would provide jobs for unemployed youth; provide additional income for women farmers by enabling them to make rich compost for sale; and also provide opportunities for entrepreneurial activities at the family and village levels.

6.  Meeting with Farmers in Bida, Niger State on 8th December 2017

Representatives of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. and Artemis & Angel Co. Ltd. with His Highness, the Emir of Bida (centre).

Representatives of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. and Artemis & Angel Co. Ltd. met with farmers in Bida on 8th December 2017 with the kind assistance of the brother of His Highness, the Emir of Bida, in order to start field tests.   

The farmers explained how they were suffering from the effects of chemical agriculture, and that until then they had had no choice but to use chemical fertilisers and sprays as nothing would grow without them. Their soil was effectively dead as a result of many years of using chemical fertilisers and sprays to grow their crops. 

Field tests will be carried out from January to March 2018 in 6 local government areas under Bida Emirates Council on rice and vegetables using water from a river. At the end of the tests a Farmers Open Day will be held to publicise the results.  

7.  Meeting with Mr. Oloruntoba Kehinde, Honorable Commissioner for Agriculture of Kogi State on 7th December 2017 in Lokoja, Kogi State

Representatives of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. and Artemis & Angel Co. Ltd. with Mr. Oloruntoba Kehinde, Honorable Commissioner for Agriculture of Kogi State (3rd left).

Representatives of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. and Artemis & Angel Co. Ltd. met with Mr. Oloruntoba Kehinde, Honorable Commissioner for Agriculture of Kogi State on 7th December 2017 in Lokoja, Kogi State to discuss the details of a major investment project to develop 100% organic agriculture on 60,000 hectares in the state.  

The project will play an important and effective role in phasing out chemical agriculture from the state over coming years, and in making farming a much more profitable enterprise for the state’s farmers.

8.  Workshop for Farmers Held on 5th December 2017 in Kaduna, Kaduna State

Peter McAlpine, Marketing Manager of Artemis & Angel Co. Ltd. (right) while making a presentation to farmers in Kaduna.

Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. held a short workshop for farmers and government officials on 5th December 2017 in Kaduna. Peter McAlpine, Marketing Manager of Artemis & Angel Co. Ltd., talked to the farmers about the benefits of Salad Green Bio-Plant and Salad Green Pro-Plant and how to use them; and he presented information about field tests already carried out in Nigeria, which resulted in higher crop yields and a higher quality of produce without any insect and disease problems. An important part of the message for the farmers was that the farming problems they face will not disappear until they restore the microbial life and fertility of their soil. 

The farmers spoke about the problems resulting from chemical agriculture, which they said made them poor. They pointed out that they did not know what to do to solve their crop problems until now. The participants left the meeting with hope for a brighter future with 100% organic agriculture using Salad Green Bio-Plant and Salad Green Pro-Plant.  

The meeting was attended by 50+ people, who showed great interest in changing to either bio-chemical farming or 100% organic farming with the bio-fertilisers.

9.  Testimony of Mrs. Hasma Sahura Sabuma, Katsina, Katsina State

Mrs. Hasma Sahura Sabuma (second right) with members of the Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. team and Peter McAlpine, Marketing Manager of Artemis & Angel Co. Ltd. (right).

In Katsina we met Mrs. Hasma Sahura Sabuma who has had great success with the bio-fertilisers when growing a variety of crops and fruit trees, including guava trees, banana trees, tomatoes, rice, beans, and maize. She said that the crop yield and the quality of the produce were far superior to what she used to get when she farmed with chemical fertilizers, and that the crop produce looked much fresher. She added that the fruit tasted sweeter and that her soil had improved noticeably.  

These are comments commonly made by farmers when they start to use the bio-fertilisers.

10.  Meeting with Agroalala Ltd. on 4th December 2017 in Katsina, Katsina State

Dennis Obeto, Chairman and CEO of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. (left in white) and Peter McAlpine, Marketing Manager of Artemis & Angel Co. Ltd. (standing) while making a presentation to AgroAlala.

Representatives of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. and Artemis & Angel Co. Ltd. met with AgroAlala Ltd. on 4th December 2017 in Katsina, Katsina State to finalise a partnership in the HIMMA Project, which is funded by the Central Bank of Nigeria. 

Salad Greenhouse Ltd. will provide the bio-fertilisers, Salad Green Bio-Plant and Salad Green Pro-Plant, to enable 2,000 farmers in Katsina State to grow tomatoes.  

The project, if successful, will start the ball rolling in the phasing out of chemical agriculture from the state over coming years and in making farming a much more profitable enterprise than at present. The soil in Katsina State has become very poor as a result of many years of chemical agriculture, and the use of the bio-fertilisers will enable the 2,000 farmers to start the process of restoring the fertility of their soil.

11.  Official Launching of Bio-Plant and Pro-Plant in Abuja on 2nd December 2017

Peter McAlpine, Marketing Manager of Artemis & Angel Co. Ltd. (left, back) while making a presentation during the official launch.

Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. held a public meeting on 2nd December 2017 in Abuja in order to launch officially the 100% organic, liquid bio-fertilisers, Salad Green Bio-Plant and Salad Green Pro-Plant, which are produced by Artemis and Angel Co. Ltd. in Thailand. Dennis Obeto, Chairman of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. also informed the participants about the availability of 100% organic rice grown with the bio-fertilisers, among other organic products.

Various presentations were made. An agronomist reported how rich the soil had become so rich in microbial life after Salad Green Bio-Plant had been applied to the soil. Peter McAlpine, Marketing Manager of Artemis & Angel Co. Ltd., talked about the benefits of the bio-fertilisers and presented information about field tests carried out in Nigeria with Salad Green Bio-Plant and Salad Green Pro-Plant, which resulted in crop yields far above what the farmers had achieved with chemical fertilisers and sprays; a higher quality of produce; and without any of the usual insect and disease problems.

The main message was that Nigeria now has the means to replace harmful and poisonous chemical agriculture with safe, healthy, and life-invigorating 100% organic agriculture, with all the benefits that this entails for the environment, public health, the national economy, and the income and well-being of the farmers and their families,

The meeting was attended by 100+ people who included agro-dealers, agronomists, farmers, farming association representatives, and State and Federal Government officials. There was great interest shown by the participants.

12.  Field Tests in Katsina State, Nigeria: A Threefold Increase in Yield!

Our Agent, Manir Isa Jada, carried out a field test for farmers in Katsina State where the farmers normally hardly harvested 1 tonne of rice per hectare because the soil was very poor as a result of many years of chemical farming.  The farmers did not have any organic matter or compost to prepare the soil with as they were not used to preparing the soil except with chemical fertiliser, so they sprayed Bio-Plant mixed with water on the soil. They also soaked the seeds in Bio-Plant and Pro-Plant before sowing them in the nursery, and sprayed Pro-Plant on the rice, though only twice instead of the normal 5 times. Nevertheless, they still increased their yield threefold and produced 3 tonnes per hectare.

It is noteworthy that the same seeds were used as in the Federal Government’s Anchor Browsers programme in Katsina, which took place at the same time, and in which more than 1,500 farmers grew rice with the same seeds; however, they harvested a much lower yield than in the bio-fertiliser test. Some farmers used more than 10 bags of NPK and Urea combined, but got a much lower yield. This says a lot about the benefits of using Bio-Plant and Pro-Plant.